Our construction partners VJS and EUA sat down with our Board of Education on Monday and gave them a first look at the plans for all of the major projects approved in the April 2016 Referendum.
Approximately 70 projects across the district will make our schools safer, more efficient and provide a more capable learning space to prepare children for college, career and the workforce. Thank you for voting!
As we said in an earlier post, construction on the new parking lot at Shady Lane began on October 5. If you want to see more particulars on that, check out this post.
You know Shady Lane is getting a new entrance & parking lot that will decongest the area and make it safer for visitors and families. Here’s a look at what Shady Lane’s new entrance, interior and layout will look like (go ahead and click on the circles to check them out):
At North Middle School, the library media center, music room and tech ed departments are getting a serious redesign. At NMS, we partner with Project Lead The Way for our STEMM & TechEd programming, so you’ll see a lot of stuff labeled PLTW. Find out more about PLTW here.
Here’s what North’s library will look like when it’s done:
And here’s what our PLTW classroom will look like when it’s finished:
And here’s what the new music room will look like. It’s being built right next to the auditorium which is also being updated after serving the community for 50 years.
At Menomonee Falls High School, we’re making sure we’re representing the third largest manufacturing community in the state (that’s us) by providing students the education to go into college AND career post-graduation. Our TechEd department in the lower level is getting a major overhaul to better prepare students for careers in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Manufacturing).
Here’s what it looks like when it’s finished (find the high resolution copy here):
Our Library Media Center is also getting a significant redesign to make the location more capable to handle new technology and work on group projects, because it’s so much more than just a room for books, it’s one of our central information hubs!
Here’s a look at the new library (and here’s the high resolution one for a close up look):
By now you’re probably wondering when all of this construction is taking place. Here’s a short look at the schedule set up by our construction partners
High School TechEd: Dec. 27, 2016 — Aug. 21, 2017
Shady Lane Main Entrance: Feb. 27, 2017 — Aug. 21, 2017
North Middle Music Room: Feb. 27, 2017 — Aug. 21, 2017
North Middle Auditorium: May 15, 2017 — Oct. 31, 2017
North Middle TechEd: June 12, 2017 — Aug. 21, 2017
North Middle Library: June 12, 2017 — Aug. 21, 2017
High School Library: June 12, 2017 — Aug. 21, 2017
We know there’s a lot of activities over the summer that are typically scheduled in these locations and we’re currently working on plans to relocate those activities. We’ll make sure to keep all stakeholders in the loop with location changes.
Questions? Leave us a comment!